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by Bruiser
November 15th, 2016, 7:55 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: The Very Best Racer, 'Cruiser, Day Sailor' Ever Built
Replies: 5
Views: 4561

Re: The Very Best Racer, 'Cruiser, Day Sailor' Ever Built

Great boats indeed. I have had nothing but great times on the 27. I want to reinforce what you said Bill, regarding your statement that these are the biggest cats you can design that are within what people are capable of handling. The logistics of a bigger catamaran gets really silly all the way fro...
by Bruiser
November 3rd, 2016, 11:29 am
Forum: Technical Forum
Topic: Spinnaker Theory
Replies: 14
Views: 10109

Re: Spinnaker Theory

Hi Kevin, We are located in Jacksonville, Florida. I wish I had a picture of the boat with the spinnaker up. I will work on trying to locate one. It might be helpful to add, that we changed from a conventional spinnaker (like the one Bill has in his picture above) to what the sail makers refer to as...
by Bruiser
October 31st, 2016, 9:24 am
Forum: Technical Forum
Topic: Spinnaker Theory
Replies: 14
Views: 10109

Re: Spinnaker Theory

We have a top down fuller for our spinnakers/code zeros. It works way better than previous retrieval systems. We also have had a bottom up furler and that did not work so well. This top down system worked well in big wind too. The trick is to not have much pressure in it when furling.
by Bruiser
August 23rd, 2016, 6:58 pm
Forum: Technical Forum
Topic: Square Top vs Pin Head
Replies: 25
Views: 18109

Square Top vs Pin Head

So I have a question on ways to reduce this spanwise flow on the back side of the main. Would twist in the main sail help reduce that?
by Bruiser
August 23rd, 2016, 2:21 pm
Forum: Technical Forum
Topic: SC19 Rework
Replies: 59
Views: 42469

Re: SC19 Rework

Great job. Very inspiring.
by Bruiser
August 23rd, 2016, 12:49 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Generic Sails
Replies: 4
Views: 4027

Generic Sails

I have some questions regarding generic sails. You know the ones that come from sail makers where (you know, they do not know the boat that well) you have maybe 4 holes on the jib plate where the jib sheets attach. My "friend" has a jib that has 4 or 5 holes on the jib to attach the jib sh...
by Bruiser
August 17th, 2016, 6:10 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Dagger boards versus shared lift
Replies: 35
Views: 22139

Re: Dagger boards versus shared lift

A little word about current. Your boat does not recognize current. Think of a boat sitting on your carpet that is moving. No matter which way you point your boat it will be going the same speed with respect to the carpet/current (body of water). The difference is apparent wind created by current, ei...
by Bruiser
August 16th, 2016, 12:17 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Round the Island 50/50
Replies: 0
Views: 4765

Round the Island 50/50

This race is revamped this year. Run out of Ft Walton Yacht Club, it is a 2 day event. One day is a race from Ft Walton to Pensacola. The next day back, Pensacola to Ft Walton. http://www.fwyc.org/ This should be a great time and perfect for all of the Super Cats designs. I plan to race the RC 27 an...
by Bruiser
August 14th, 2016, 6:36 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Dagger boards versus shared lift
Replies: 35
Views: 22139

Re: Dagger boards versus shared lift

Good stuff, thanks Bill
by Bruiser
August 14th, 2016, 6:36 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Supercat 17 footage from drone
Replies: 13
Views: 10035

Re: Supercat 17 footage from drone

Great shots, great fun
by Bruiser
August 11th, 2016, 9:45 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Dagger boards versus shared lift
Replies: 35
Views: 22139

Re: Dagger boards versus shared lift

Thanks guys, I am thinking similarly. I noticed at higher speeds and wind, that maybe the boards do not need to be as deep going up wind. Again, I have no numbers just a feel. I have not spent much effort getting the windward board up for up wind. Seems like a good idea but I do not know if it is ac...
by Bruiser
August 8th, 2016, 9:49 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Dagger boards versus shared lift
Replies: 35
Views: 22139

Re: Dagger boards versus shared lift

So no body knows nothing? So I am guessing everyone runs their dagger boards down all they way all the time? Going up wind in light air, is there an advantage to raising the windward dagger board to eliminate drag? How about the windward rudder? Or are we messing up the shared lift formula? In heavy...
by Bruiser
August 3rd, 2016, 5:16 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Dagger boards versus shared lift
Replies: 35
Views: 22139

Dagger boards versus shared lift

Ok the Hobie 16 thread was quite interesting. Can you all help me on how far down to run dagger boards for optimum shared lift in different wind conditions. Also upwind versus downwind, as well as with spinnaker down wind..

Thanks for any knowledge
by Bruiser
August 2nd, 2016, 10:30 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Start of the May 2016 Mug Race
Replies: 12
Views: 7643

Re: Start of the May 2016 Mug Race

Answer is monohulls have no rights when tacking, so they are in the wrong during their tack. The reality is they will never admit that. My solution is either 2 separate starts or a divided start line. One half for monohulls and the other half for the multihulls.

Cheers,
by Bruiser
May 31st, 2016, 2:47 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Mug Race
Replies: 8
Views: 6416

Re: Mug Race

Here is the site hosting the Mug Race pictures

https://picasaweb.google.com/RudderClub ... 2645583362